iPORT PT1000-CL External Frame Grabbers
Pleora’s iPORT™ PT1000-CL External Frame Grabbers allow system manufacturers and integrators to treat Camera Link® cameras as native GigE Vision® cameras. With these external frame grabbers, Camera Link cameras enjoy the long-distance reach of Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and can be mixed with native GigE Vision cameras in networked environments.
The PT1000-CL External Frame Grabbers interact seamlessly with Pleora's other products in networked or point-to-point digital video systems. The frame grabbers also comply fully with the GigE Vision® and GenICam™ standards, enabling them to interoperate with third-party equipment in multi-vendor systems. System manufacturers and integrators can shorten time-to-market, lower design and system costs, and reduce development and deployment risk by reusing expensive or application-specific Camera Link cameras in GigE Vision installations, with minimal software development.
The PT1000-CL converts video data from Camera Link cameras to packets and transmits it over a GigE link with low, predictable latency. GigE supports cabling distances of up to 100 meters using standard CAT5e/6 cabling. With off-the-shelf Ethernet switches, distances can be unlimited.
The connection at the PC is a standard GigE plug, eliminating the need for a desktop PC with an available peripheral card slot. As a result, system designers can reduce system size, cost, and power consumption by using computing platforms with smaller form factors, such as laptops, embedded PCs, and single board computers.
A sophisticated on-board programmable logic controller (PLC) allows users to precisely measure, synchronize, trigger, and control the operation of other vision system elements.
- Transmits video from Camera Link Base mode cameras over GigE with low, consistent latency
- Built-in PLC for advanced real-time synchronization and triggering
- Asynchronous serial communications connectivity over Camera Link, as well as an external connector
iPORT PT1000-CL Development Kit
Pleora's iPORT PT1000-CL4 Development Kit enables the rapid design of prototypes and proof-of-concept demonstrations of vision systems using the company's iPORT PT1000-CL External Frame Grabbers. Kits are available supporting 16 MB or 128 MB SDRAM.